Fiji Islands are a remote destination and completely off the beaten path.
To visit Fiji it’s quite easy. I had the chance to visit this country in Oceania and loved it. Not only did I see spectacular landscapes that mix jungles with heavenly white sand beaches, but Fiji made me want to go back someday to explore the many other places I didn’t go to this time.
In this page, I’m listing some of the things you can do on a trip to Fiji Islands. They’re obviously based on my personal experience and the things I did, which means there are many other things to do and places to see. But these are the ones I’d like to share with you. I hope you enjoy it.
Reasons why you should visit Visit Fiji
1. Pick and eat coconuts on the beach
Pick coconuts at the beach and peel them.
Find tools to open the coconuts at the beach.
And drink the delicious coconut water.
2. Walk in the white sand beaches
Walk in the white sand beaches. Enjoying nature and the outdoors on these amazing islands is something you’ll remember forever.
3. Drink Fiji’s mineral water
Drink Fiji’s mineral water. I had drunk this water in other countries before, but this time I chose to spend a lot less money by buying it at supermarkets.
4. Buy Fijian pineapples at the market
Eat fresh Fijian pineapples that you bought at the market.
5. Visit the Arts Village
Visit Arts Village at Pacific Harbour. This is a place with several art galleries that support different cultural projects. It’s also the place where you can attend the famous Fire Walk show, where people walk on fire.
6. Take a boat trip to Leleuvia
Arriving in Leleuvia Island by boat. This trip from Levuka is out of this world. You’ll depart from Ovalau Island and travel on crystal-clear waters among thick jungles.
7. Eat Scotch Finger Biscuits
Try Scotch Finger biscuits, definitely my favorite. These are the complimentary biscuits on Fiji Airways’ flights. I love them!
Hitchhiking on a pick-up truck. I traveled on a pick-up truck after hitchhiking. In the end, I gave the driver a tip of 1 Fijian Dollar.
9. Buy pastries in the streets
Eat the different homemade pastries that people sell in the Suva and Nadi streets. There are always ladies in the streets selling homemade pastries baked by them. It’s worth eating a piece.
10. Visit the Suva city center
Visit the Suva city center, the capital of Fiji. The city has some monuments and points of interest to visit.
11. Attend the Fire Walk
Attend a ceremony of walking of fire – fire walk in Pacific Harbour. Although it’s a show put up for tourists, it’s still a great way to get to know the ritual and this part of the Fijian people’s culture.
12. Make barbecue under the ground
Learn how to make a barbecue under the ground. First, you dig a hole on the ground, then you burn wood until it turns to cinders, and you cover it with taro leaves. On top of that, you lay the meat, fish, or vegetables you want to cook, and cover it with more taro leaves, hot coals, and dirt. The whole thing cooks for several hours and has a smoky after taste.
13. Buy handicrafts
Buy a piece of traditional Fiji handicrafts at one of the local shops.
14. Traditional Fijian women dance
Attend a performance of Fijian women dance. It’s a very interesting show.
15. Relax at the beach and do nothing
Rest and relax on a hammock at a heavenly beach.
16. Send a postcard home
Send a postcard home from the Fiji Islands.
17. Bonfire at night on the beach
Spend the night by a bonfire at the beach. It’s a cozy and romantic way to spend the night talking by the fire.
18. Taro leaves
Seeing taro leaves at the market without knowing what they’re for. Taro leaves are used for cooking. They’re frequently used in Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa.
19. Art Galleries
Visit art galleries with works by Fijian artists
20. Suva central market
Visit the Suva central market. This part of the city gets crowded in the evening.
21. Buy a Fijian guitar
Buy a Fijian guitar with the Fiji Islands flag.
22. Fly over the Fiji Islands
Fly over the Fiji Islands and be amazed by the colors of the water.
23. Rugby at Albert Park in Suva
Watch a rugby match at Albert Park in the city of Suva.
24. Read The Fiji Times
Read the daily newspaper The Fiji Times. You can keep up with the local news by buying the daily newspaper.
25. Customized car license plates
Customized car license plates in Fiji. In Fiji, many people customize their car license plates.
26. Nadi street market
Visit the street market in the center of Nadi. It’s always crowded, and it evokes the scents of Africa, except you’re in the middle of the Pacific.
27. Clock Tower and Lala Sukuna Monument
Visit the Clock Tower building and the monument to Lala Sukuna. These are two of the most important monuments in the capital city of Fiji.
28. Historical monuments in Suva
Explore the historical monuments in Suva. There are several monuments, palaces, colonial houses, and other landmarks that you can visit in the city.
29. Musicians at the airport
Greeted by musicians at the Nadi airport. It’s definitely a very nice way to welcome tourists.
30. Traditional music concert
Traditional Fijian music concert in Leleuvia.
31. Sunrise in Leleuvia
Enjoy the sunrise in Leleuvia. Beautiful scenery in the morning. It doesn’t get any better than this.
32. Fiji flowers
Enjoy beautiful flowers like this white water lily.
33. Sunset at Pacific Harbour beach
Enjoy the sunset at Pacific Harbour beach. At the time I was there, this beach was completely deserted.
34. Sunset in Suva
Enjoy the sunset in Suva. Near the harbor, many people gather by the seaside to enjoy one of the most beautiful moments of the day.
35. Hindu ritual at Sri Siva Subramaniya temple in Nadi
Make a religious offering and a Hindu ritual at Sri Siva Subramaniya temple in Nadi. When you enter the temple, you can buy a tray with the ingredients you’ll need for the ceremony. Then you go into the offering room and request for the chanted ritual. After that, you give the tray with the offers to the Gods.
36. Learn to say thank you
Learn to say thank you = Vinaka. Learn the basics of the Fijian language.
37. Fijian décor patterns
Learn about the décor patterns of the Fijian rituals
38. Take off your shoes and enjoy
Take off your shoes and bury your feet in the sand. Enjoy your trip. Relax.
39. Enjoy the beach
Lay your towel on the sand and enjoy some nice and quiet beach time
40. Snorkeling in Fiji
Go snorkeling in Fiji’s crystal-clear waters. This is a great way of taking a closer look at fish. The diversity of fish in these waters is absolutely amazing.
41. Historical city of Levuka
Photo of a colonial house made of wood in Levuka in Ovalau Island, Fiji. Visit the historic city of Lebuka and its colonial-style houses made of wood, in Ovalau Island.
42. Vans express
Catch the vans express in Fiji. To use different transportation on the island besides the bus, you can go from one place to the next on the Fiji vans express.
43. Starry sky
Enjoy a beautiful starry night in Leleuvia Island.
44. Learn how to say hello in Fijian
Learn how to say hello = Bula. Learn the basics of the Fijian language.
45. Grate coconut to make cream
Learn how to grate a coconut to make coconut milk the traditional way